How to Reset Whirlpool Refrigerator?

Written By David Varnes

David Varnes is an Appliance Repair Professional with over 15 years of experience.

Whirlpool refrigerators do not usually need a lot of regular upkeep. However, a Whirlpool refrigerator may start to deteriorate and even fail to keep food at an appropriate temperature. This sort of failure can also lead to higher energy costs.

Read on to learn about some easy troubleshooting techniques for determining what the issue is with your Whirlpool refrigerator and how to reset the appliance.

If your Whirlpool refrigerator needs to be reset, you can use a hard power reset. Unplug the Whirlpool refrigerator from the wall socket. After thirty minutes, reconnect it to the wall socket and see whether your Whirlpool fridge is back in action or not.

Is There a Reset Button on a Whirlpool Refrigerator?

There are two types of Whirlpool refrigerators: those with a reset button, and others without. If your Whirlpool refrigerator does not have a reset button, you will need to perform a factory reset.

The buttons for performing a factory reset on your Whirlpool Refrigerator should be found inside the refrigerator door. Press and then release the buttons.

If it doesn’t work, open the freezer door and check the freezer switch. Long press on this switch until the freezer reactivates. If your refrigerator has a water filter, push the water filter button until it no longer blinks.

To reset your refrigerator, long-press the refrigerator icon.

How to Factory Reset a Whirlpool Refrigerator?

If you wish to reset your Whirlpool refrigerator and do a Factory Reset, go ahead and turn off the appliance. Then connect the refrigerator to the wall outlet again.

Now check to see whether the fridge is cooling properly and if the main power board of the refrigerator is functioning.

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How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator Control Board / Panel?

The Jazz Board of a Whirlpool refrigerator is also known as the Control Board / Panel. It is in charge of both controlling and notifying you of any potential problems that may lead to the demise of your Whirlpool refrigerator’s functions.

If you want to reset your Whirlpool refrigerator’s Control Board/Panel, first unlock the refrigerator’s door. Locate the door switches. Pressing the refrigerator’s temperature button 3 times within 10 seconds using the door switches is recommended.

When you let go of the buttons, you should notice an S in the freezer display section and an E in the refrigerator display section. Now press the refrigerator temperature button.

The numbers should appear, followed by the number 1. After that, the refrigerator display should be completely blank.

How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator After Changing the Filter / Filter Light?

The filter light may sometimes glow orange even though there is a water filter installed and encapsulated in the unit. This light does not indicate any severe concerns, but it can be quite inconvenient.

Resetting a Whirlpool refrigerator is really simple. If you want to reset your Whirlpool refrigerator after replacing the filter/filter light, first press the Options button. Then, three notifications will appear on the screen. Filter Reset is the best option.

Wait 3 seconds after pressing the Confirm button to hear a beeping sound, which indicates that the reset has succeeded.

You should change your Whirlpool refrigerator’s filter every 6 months. This will keep the water in your fridge clean and clear, as well as remove any unneeded minerals and pollutants.

When you replace your water filter on a regular basis, you not only reduce the chance of it breaking down or leaking but also the risk of failure.

It’s a good idea to make a note with a permanent marker on the new water filter about when you replaced the water filter so you don’t miss the 6-month deadline for changing it.

If you buy and use an EveryDrop water filter for your Whirlpool Refrigerator, the Warranty on your Whirlpool Refrigerator will remain firmly in force. It’s probably time to take your refrigerator to a Certified Whirlpool Refrigerator Repair Facility if it continues to have severe problems and is always failing.

A Whirlpool Certified Technician can come to your house and assess your Whirlpool Refrigerator. This will not only assist you with the refrigerator, but it will also guarantee that it remains in good working order for the warranty or extended warranty.

How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator After a Power Outage?

It may be frightening and inconvenient if the electricity goes out in your house. Fortunately, you can take the following steps to reset your whirlpool refrigerator after a power outage.

If you want to reset your Whirlpool Refrigerator and reset it back to normal, press and hold the Power Button, as well as the Lock and Filter Buttons for about 3 seconds. Your refrigerator should now be reset and working again as usual.

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How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator Ice Maker?

The main water line is frequently blocked by a large piece of ice, causing a problem with a malfunctioning ice maker. This should usually be avoided by separate sections of the freezer unit that are designed to prevent it.

If you want to reset your Whirlpool Refrigerator and refrigerator ice maker, unplug the appliance from the wall outlet. Turn off the main water supply valve to your house. If you have an ice maker in your freezer, remove the plug from the back of the machine.

You can also check to see whether the problem is that your Whirlpool refrigerator freezer isn’t cold enough to enable the ice maker to produce ice.

To produce ice, the freezer must be below 10°F. It might take anywhere from a day to a full week for the freezer to reach the proper temperature before ice can be produced. It is possible that it will take up to a full 48 hours to fill the entire ice bin with ice cubes.

Also, keep an eye on the temperature dial inside the freezer to make sure it is set in the correct setting.

How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator Temperature?

It is very important to keep the temperature in your Whirlpool refrigerator at a steady level so that your food stays fresh. If the temperature is not consistent, it can be dangerous for your family and their health.

To reset the refrigerator, check the condenser coils to see if they are clogged or dirty. If they are, the refrigerator will have to work harder to stay cool, and the temperature will be affected.

The condenser coils on the back and lower part of the refrigerator have the form of a typical snake, so move the fridge away from the wall to get a better look. Take off the toe guard to reveal the coils that are now exposed. Clean out the condenser coils using a tiny vacuum cleaner hose.

Vacuum out all the other compartments of the fridge.

Scrub the coils of your refrigerator’s evaporator with a dryer-type brush to remove any dirt or grime. Then, using the vacuum’s larger attachments, clean out any other sections of the fridge where there is dirt and debris.

If cleaning the condenser coils doesn’t work, check for any gaps in the door seal and whether there is excessive ice build-up on the evaporator coils.

If you’re having trouble getting the refrigerator to start, go through the list of things to check and make sure there’s nothing wrong with any of them. Check for any signs of a power outage, such as unplugged appliances or lights that do not turn on after pressing the switch.

Also, examine the circuit breakers to ensure no fuses have blown.

How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator Water Filter?

Every 6 months, Whirlpool refrigerator water filters should be replaced to keep your water supply sanitary. It’s simple to replace the filter and then replace it after it has been removed.

Take the water filter out of your Whirlpool refrigerator and replace it. Remove the old water filter and throw it away. Insert the new water filter into its housing, replacing any protective covering. Make sure the water filter is properly positioned and aligned after that.

To empty the new water filter, close the water filter door carefully and then let several gallons of water drain through it. Now, press the water filter down for more than 3 seconds to make it a blue color.

How to Reset the Whirlpool Refrigerator Compressor?

If you have to reset your Whirlpool refrigerator compressor, it’s more than likely a major problem that must be handled as soon as possible. The refrigerant in the compressor is under low pressure, so it is used to cool the food in your fridge.

The compressor turns on when the refrigerator’s thermostat is adjusted, allowing the refrigerant to circulate.

Make sure to disconnect the Whirlpool refrigerator from the power outlet before resetting it. Unplugging the refrigerator for a few minutes is recommended. Set the temperature control to zero using the control panel directly. Now connect the refrigerator back into an electrical socket.

The controls of the freezer and refrigerator should be reset. The normal temperature for a refrigerator is 40°F, which is generally set at level 4 or 5.


If you have a Whirlpool refrigerator, it is important to keep up with the maintenance. The last thing you want on your hands is an appliance that doesn’t work properly and leaves food at risk of spoilage or worse – going bad! This article provides some tips for troubleshooting issues with your fridge as well as how to reset the appliance in case it becomes necessary.

Thanks for reading!